I don't own one so I don't have a stake in this fight. But. I do think that there should be a Fleet version of the 1000-day ships. You don't want your most loyal customers to feel like they are being excluded or second-rated. Just increase shields and hull by 10% and give them the 10th console to put them in line with other Fleet ships. This lets 1000-day veterans stay competitive in power while still maintaining the unique features and appearance of their reward ship.
since the special ability is on a console and the rest of the stats are sub fleet level, it would deserve a fleet version to be honest.
but then again if you look at the 1000 day vet ships as a gift for lifetime subs, it doesn't need an upgrade. it is a free lifetimers ship for VA. it certainly is one of the better ships with 9 console slots
anyway, i think people who own one, should be able to buy a fleet version in my opinion.